Thursday, April 27, 2017

Creative Chaos

I leave Monday for Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH.  I leave Monday . . . I LEAVE MONDAY!

My house looks like a bomb went off and all my craft supplies flew everywhere . . . projects here . . . projects there . . . merchandise bags . . . price tags . . . signs.  There really is some organizing going on here.  Really!  I'm packing with displays in mind.

I've had to dig through the rubble on the dinning room table to clear a spot for us to eat each night.  Luckily, we're going out to eat tonight.  The Hubs is very understanding.

There are "battle scars" from carrying bins around and running into doorknobs . . . a cut here and there from rotary cutters and other sharp tools of the trade.

I told The Hubs last night that I probably make about 10 cents an hour when you figure all the time spent getting ready for these shows.  He said "You think it's that much?"

Why then do I do it?  "It's fun" I keep saying.  Well, some of it's fun.  The events are fun!  It's the people!  I get to hang with my design friends and we commiserate about all the prep time that goes into this and share ideas and talk about upcoming events.  I get to see kindred spirit customers that have become friends and meet new ones.  They're "my people".  They share my passion!

Celebrations here I come!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I'm SO Behind!

I drowned the camera (yes it's beyond resuscitation) coming home from the Nashville Needlework Market in March and I guess the lack of pictures made me forget to post about Market.  The camera was in a bin with the humidifier (the Embassy Suites in Franklin is SO dry so I bring the humidifier).  I didn't drain the humidifier before putting it into the bin, but the camera was in a plastic grocery bag and I thought it would be safe . . . nope.  So . . . no pictures.

Trust me, it was fun and great to see all the designer and shop owner friends I've made and meet new ones!  I vowed I wasn't going to shop at this Market . . . no time to stitch other designer's things . . . I just couldn't resist!
AND . . . we also have to visit quilt shops around town . . .
Isn't this cute!  Oh . . . there was some fabric purchases as well . . . what can I say?

For me, Market went well.  Seemed like traffic was a little light but, sales were good!  I had 6 new designs.  Three released right after Market.
Barn Quilt Sampler

Barn Quilt Sewing Accessories

Don't Quit You Day Dream

And 3 that were available at Market, but not released until May.
Love Thy Neighbor

Humble And Kind

Life is Fragile (Ripple Effect Pattern - profits donated to The American Cancer Society)

Now, prep work is being done for Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH.  YIKES!  I leave a week from today . . . the show is May 3-7, 2017 at the Nashua Courtyard Marriott.  For all the information you can check out their website:

AND . . . I get to visit my daughter in Connecticut on the way up and back . . . an extra treat ! ! !

Come by and see us at the Merchant Mall at Celebrations! ! !